2007

Journalism, Broadcast & New Media
Conference & Career Fair

October 12, 2007

The Oct. 12, 2007 conference commemorated a special milestone, the centennial of The Campus newspaper at City College. The 1907 debut of The Campus sparked a century of robust student newspapering at CUNY and provided a launching pad for generations of distinguished and influential New York journalists.

Speakers at previous CUNY media conferences have included award-winning editors and reporters from The New York Times, Daily News, CBS radio and television -- a mix of seasoned pros and enterprising novices. Many, such as the first female publisher/editor in chief of the Amsterdam News, one of the nation's oldest black weeklies, have broken new ground. But whether their realm is local or global, the participants' focus is on you.


 

Schedule

WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
9:00 AM
Proshansky Auditorium

PANELS
10-11:15 AM

Get it Write
Room C204-C205
"The teen-agers visited the website twenty-five times on April ninth and wrote emails to President Bush and the mayor of nyc about the tragedy in Dafur." How many stylistic errors does the preceding sentence contain? The expert who can answer this question and say why it matters is Norm Goldstein, a 40-year veteran of the Associated Press who for two decades edited the AP Stylebook, the bible for news writers across the nation. Join us for a chat with Norm. 

How to Protect Your Sources—and Stay Out of Jail
Room C201-C202
Increasingly, journalists who promise source anonymity are being forced to face two options: break the bond of confidentiality, or go to jail to protect the source. This panel explores the basics of what has become known as the reporter’s privilege. Have recent court decisions stripped away the journalists’ protections? Subpoenaing telephone records, harvesting e-mails and otherwise piercing the veil of confidentiality: How far can civil attorneys and criminal prosecutors go? What is a shield law? This panel was made possible through the cooperation of the Media Law Resource Center Institute and underwritten by the McCormick Tribune Foundation. 

Web-Friendly Newsrooms: Staying Ahead of the Curve
Room C198
As news outlets have moved to build a presence on the Web, the traditional borders for newsgathering are quickly falling away. Where newspaper editors once only thought about words on paper, they now think about video and audio for online extras. Television and radio stations also have had to incorporate different types of media to supplement video and audio into their Web sites. How has this transformation affected journalists in the workplace? Two new-media pioneers with years of experience juggling print and Web for Metro and AM New York, the city’s competing, free daily newspapers, will describe the skills you’ll need to navigate this changing landscape.

Niche Magazines: A Success Story
Room C203
In the summer of 2004, a new publication aimed at the growing demographic of affluent African-Americans hit newsstands. Three years later, Uptown magazine is thriving in the competitive world of niche magazine publishing and expanding nationally with a focus on fashion, style, restaurants and travel. Publisher Jocelyn R.Taylor offers her formula of business and editorial techniques that have helped propel Uptown, and talks about the skills you'll need to develop your publishing ideas in print and on the web.

KEYNOTE EVENT
Kathleen Carroll, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, The Associated Press
11:30 AM-1 PM
Proshansky Auditorium

Every day, more than half the world's population sees news from The Associated Press, in 1,700 newspapers, 5,000 television and radio outlets and saturating the Internet, generated by 4,100 employees in 243 bureaus in 97 countries, updated 24-7 by an online news service, the world's most sophisticated photo network, extensive TV and radio networks and more. Founded in 1846, The AP has reinvented itself from wire service to a global media powerhouse delivering trusted, independent, prize-winning reports on all platforms. In her keynote address to the CUNY Media Conference, Kathleen Carroll, AP's Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, talks about the role of the largest, oldest, newsgathering organization in changing media. 

ANNUAL JOURNALISM, BROADCAST AND NEW MEDIA CAREER FAIR
1-5 PM
Concourse

BUFFET LUNCH
1:15 PM
Room C204-C205

Internships and Beyond at The New York Times
1:30-2:30 PM
Room C201-C202
Sheila Rule, Senior Editor of The New York Times, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about getting an internship or a job at The New York Times in this question and answer session. She will be joined by Stephen C. Miller, Assistant to the Technology Editor at The New York Times. He oversees the training of reporters and editors in the use of new technologies. If you have had any newspaper experience, including internships, please bring clips and a resume.

Listen Up!
1:30-2:30 PM
Room C203
Attention budding sports announcers: The City University of New York Athletic Conference seeks play-by-play announcers and commentators for its expanding online audio and video coverage of varsity sports including basketball, soccer and baseball. Learn more about CUNY Radio's "Sports Week," the magazine show that features stories about the student athletes and coaches who are making news. Paid positions and internships available.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism INFO SESSION
2:30-3:30 PM
Room C201-C202
Thinking about graduate school? Join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism faculty and admissions staff for an informative session about this exciting new school. Learn about the innovative curriculum in print, broadcast and new media; the state-of-the-art broadcast studios, and the interactive newsroom. You'll also learn about the admissions process and financial aid options for this full-time program. Join us, and bring your questions.

A New Century of Student Journalism
3:30-4:30 PM
Room C201-C202
One hundred years ago, The Campus newspaper published its first issue at City College, sparking a century of student newspapering at CUNY and providing a launching pad for generations of distinguished and influential New York journalists. Today, as we celebrate The Campus's centennial and the robust journalism inspired throughout the City University system, join five CUNY student editors as they discuss the challenges they face as they try to attract readers, negotiate the papers' business side and work to make their newspapers the best they can be as CUNY journalism enters its second century. The panel: Steven M. Appel, The Knight News/Queens College; Lindsie Augustin, The Paper/CCNY; Annie Deng, The Campus/CCNY; Julianna Hutson, Pandora's Box/York College; Shelly Ng, The Ticker/Baruch College.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Kathleen Carroll, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of The Associated Press, joined the AP some 30 years ago after studying journalism at the University of Texas and working as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News. AP's Dallas bureau hired Carroll in 1978, and she quickly rose through the ranks via positions in various bureaus. She next worked as a business editor for The International Herald Tribune in Paris, then as an editor for the San Jose Mercury News. She returned to the AP in 1990 as a Washington, D.C. bureau news editor until Knight Ridder hired her as Washington Bureau News Editor in 1996. She became Knight Ridder's Washington Bureau Chief in 1999, and during her tenure, Knight Ridder reporters won a 2001 George Polk Award for international reporting. She became executive editor for AP in 2002 and senior vice president in 2003, when she also joined the Pulitzer Prize Board. Carroll has been a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors since 1996 and has served on its Readership and Craft Development Committees. She also is a member of the Associated Press Managing Editors' Board of Directors and the APME board's executive committee. 

SPEAKERS

 

Jay Hershenson is Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. His portfolio includes the development and implementation of CUNY's external relations program, including governmental, media and community relations, and the administration of the Board of Trustees' agenda. He has worked in senior level administrative positions for six CUNY Chancellors since the mid-1970s and with more than 100 CUNY trustees. He has made a lifelong commitment to education and, in particular, to the use of higher education to positively transform lives. Recipient of an M.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Communications, Arts and Sciences and University Administration from Queens College, Mr. Hershenson began his higher education at Queensborough Community College.

Garrie W. Moore, Vice Chancellor for Student Development at CUNY, has more than 30 years experience working with students, staff and faculty in such areas as student life, retention/attrition, campus crime, student health, academic instruction and health sciences. At CUNY, he is responsible for activities that enhance student life, including developing educational programs that support matriculation within CUNY and beyond. A graduate of Harvard University School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management, with a Master’s and Ph.D. in Education, Moore grew up in Eastern North Carolina and served in the U.S. Army medical corps during the Vietnam War era. The first African American named Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., he was responsible for providing a quality “out of the classroom experience” for students there. Before ECU, he spent more than 20 years at Pitt Community College in Greenville, where he helped establish the Radiologic Technology Program, served as department chairman and as dean of students. Active in many civic organizations, Moore has presented papers and workshops on economic development, poverty and crime issues affecting college and community.


PANELISTS

 

Steven M. Appel is editor of The Knight News/Queens College.

Jon Auerbach is editor-in-chief of Metro USA newspapers. A graduate of Baruch College, he joined Fairchild publications covering the retail industry. He moved up to business reporter for the New York Post and then the Wall Street Journal before returning to the Post as Assistant Managing Editor and Sunday Editor. More recently, he was Senior Producer for CNN's "Newsnight with Aaron Brown" and executive editor of Star Magazine, the celebrity and entertainment focused weekly.

Lindsie Augustin is editor of The Paper/CCNY.

 

Annie Deng is editor of The Campus/CCNY.

 

Norm Goldstein officially retired in December, after more than 40 years at AP, including two decades as gatekeeper of The AP Stylebook. He joined AP in 1963 in Philadelphia as a newsman. In 1966, he transferred to his hometown of New York as an editor on the then-General Desk. A year later, he moved over to the weekly features department as an assistant editor. In 1986, during a major revision of the Stylebook, AP asked Goldstein to combine forces with then-editor Chris French. He worked hand-in-hand with French to produce what became the essential style and usage guide for journalists across the country. With French's death in 1989, Goldstein took over as the sole editor of AP's bestselling book. Since then, Goldstein has toiled away to maintain the standards of precise writing, while also serving as weekly features editor and manager. "Norm Goldstein has been as much of a fixture in the AP as the Stylebook has been in the industry we serve. He's been as much an in-house cultural historian as he has a language maven. We've all watched as he has instilled an affection for language and for concise usage in two generations of AP staffers and has shown all of us how much our words really matter," said Vice President & Managing Editor Mike Silverman. When asked why he's stayed at AP so many years, Goldstein joked, "It's a bad habit, really. A bad habit I just couldn't break." In the short term, Goldstein is editing the 2007 edition of the Stylebook. Long term, his legacy will be much broader, within the AP as well as within the entire journalistic community. The AP Stylebook is regularly consulted by media organizations, student newspapers and corporations across the world. 

Vera Haller, a professor of journalism at Baruch College, has had a long career as a reporter and editor that evolved from traditional news jobs to new media leadership. Most recently, she was editor-in-chief of the Tribune Co.-owned free daily, amNewYork, and worked closely with the amNY.com staff to coordinate print and web site coverage. Previously, Haller was editor of NYNewsday.com, Newsday’s award-winning web site devoted to New York City news. Haller began her journalism career at The Associated Press, where she was a reporter and editor in its New York bureau; worked overseas during the 1990s reporting for Reuters and freelancing for newspapers and magazines, and wrote for CNN in New York. She is a graduate of Boston University.

Julianna Hutson is editor of Pandora's Box/York College.

Stephen C. Miller is Assistant to the Technology Editor at The New York Times. He oversees the training of reporters and editors in the use of new technologies. Miller helps determine the news department's computer and telecommunications needs. He also writes on computers and consumer electronics for the paper. He is completing his book, While Our Backs Were Turned: How Computers Changed Journalism. Before joining The Times, Miller was a consultant and writer. He was a contributing editor for Seybold's Outlook on Professional Computing, and Home Office Computing. He has written for numerous other consumer and trade magazine. Miller started his career in broadcasting. He spent 17 years at CBS News working his way from desk assistant to Night News Manager. He is on the Board of Directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors and is past President of the New York Association of Black Journalists. He speaks frequently on how technology is affecting people's lives.

Shelley Ng is editor of The Ticker/Baruch College.

Sheila Rule graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism. She was a reporter at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch before joining The New York Times. She began her career at The Times covering metropolitan news and the New York State Legislature. Other beats included social services, the homeless and national civil rights. She was also a foreign correspondent, based in Nairobi and then London. After returning to New York, she covered pop music before being promoted to management. As a senior editor, she oversees the newsroom's internship program and is involved in recruitment and diversity issues.

Indira Satyendra is a lawyer in the litigation department of ABC, Inc., in New York. She specializes in First Amendment cases, matters involving reporter's privilege and libel law. Ms. Satyendra spends much of her time protecting reporters' notes and sources from subpoenas. A graduate of Columbia Law School, she began her legal career as law clerk to federal district court judge Eugene H. Nickerson during the trial of the New York City police officers who were accused of brutally attacking a Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima. Before joining ABC, she was an associate at the law firm Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP, where she worked with the noted First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams. Prior to law school, Ms. Satyendra earned a Ph.D. in pre-modern Chinese literature at the University of Chicago and taught Chinese literature at Oberlin College.

Stephen B. Shepard is the founding dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. From 1984 to 2005, he was editor-in-chief of Business Week, the largest business magazine in the world. Prior to that, he was senior editor for national affairs at Newsweek and editor of the Saturday Review. He was also an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1971 to 1976, and co-founder and director of the school's prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economic and Business Journalism. He was a member of the School's Board of Visitors, and served on its curriculum reform committee, headed by Columbia President Lee Bollinger. In 1999, Mr. Shepard was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame and received the Gerald M. Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for business journalism. In 2000, he received the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the magazine publishing industry's highest honor. And in 2003, he won the President's Award from the Overseas Press Club. Mr. Shepard was president of the American Society of Magazine Editors from 1992 to 1994. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Overseas Press Club, and the Century Association. A native New Yorker, Mr. Shepard graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, received a B.S. from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from Columbia University.

Jocelyn R. Taylor moved to the business side of magazine publishing after working as a writer and editor. She was named publisher of Uptown Magazine,headquartered in Harlem, two years ago. The magazine recently expanded to a national distribution with a circulation of 120,000.

FACULTY MODERATORS

 

Roslyn Bernstein is a professor of journalism and creative writing at Baruch College, director of the college's Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program and a professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The founder of Baruch's journalism and business journalism programs, and founder and publisher of the college's business review Dollars and $ense, she has written on subjects ranging from business and education to media and the arts in The New York Times, Newsday, Village Voice, New York, Parents, ARTnews, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. Ms. Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University, and an M.A. and a B.A. from Brandeis University in Political Science.

Glenn Lewis, an associate professor of English at York College, coordinator of journalism and telecommunications at York and faculty advisor for an award-winning student newspaper, also teaches at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Mr. Lewis' work has appeared in numerous publications including Publishers Weekly, Car & Driver, US, Seventeen, Family Weekly and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He recently contributed a series of profiles to an ongoing Library Journal column called "Behind the Book"; his subjects included respected journalists Walter Cronkite, Jim Lehrer and Betty Friedan. In addition to his work as a journalist, Mr. Lewis is also a noted children's author who developed the Southside Sluggers Baseball Mysteries for Simon & Schuster and the former president, co-founder and creative director of Book Smart, Inc. Mr. Lewis holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from City College and a B.A. in Political Science and English from Lehman College.

Anthony Mancini, director of the journalism program at Brooklyn College and a professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, is a widely published writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Mancini began his journalism career at the New York Post, starting as a copy boy in college and eventually rising to become a reporter, then an editor. He has contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, New York, and Travel & Leisure. In addition to his journalistic work, Mancini has written seven novels, many of which have been reprinted in foreign editions, including in Japanese, German, French and Spanish. His novel Talons was a Literary Guild selection in 1991. Mancini began teaching journalism, composition and creative writing at Brooklyn College in 1980, and has taught journalism at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Fordham University.

Sheryl McCarthy, a longtime columnist for Newsday and New York Newsday, is a distinguished lecturer in Queens College's Journalism Department, where her "Critical Issues" class this fall explores ethical questions faced by journalists. She also hosts a CUNY-TV talk show focusing on issues of concern to New Yorkers and contributes columns to Newsday and USA Today. Ms. McCarthy has been a reporter and education editor at the New York Daily News, an ABC News correspondent and has hosted talk shows on Channel 13 and WNYC-TV. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a master's degree in English and a law degree from Columbia, Ms. McCarthy has won the coveted Meyer Berger Award, a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and other honors. 

Gavin McCormick is a distinguished lecturer of journalism at Queens College, teaching beginning and advanced classes as well as a new lecture and discussion course, "Beat The Press." Mr. McCormick served for four years in Indonesia with Volunteers In Asia (VIA), where he taught English at a private university before becoming consultant to the nation's preeminent journalism non-governmental organization and helping launch the country's first AIDS media center. His journalism career includes stints as a business reporter with the Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, Mass., and as a general assignment reporter with The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass., and work as an Internet journalist as a managing editor for Internet.com (now Jupiter Media). He also covered business and state government in West Virginia for the Associated Press. Mr. McCormick has taught journalism and English and advised the student newspaper at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. He has a bachelor's degree from Bard College and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism, where he won awards for print journalism.

Jessica Siegel is an assistant professor of journalism and education at Brooklyn College. A former New York City public school teacher, she has freelanced for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, Columbia Journalism Review and New Jersey Monthly, focusing on education and the arts. Ms. Siegel graduated from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and was a reporter at The Record in New Jersey and managing editor of Electronic Learning, an education and technology magazine. She has taught journalism at Baruch College, the State University of New York at New Paltz and the College of Staten Island.

FACULTY CONTRIBUTORS

 

David Diaz, City College & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Fred Kaufman, College of Staten Island & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Joel Mason, New York City College of Technology
Paul Moses, Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Miguel Perez, Lehman College

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

 

Michael Arena, University Director of Communications and Marketing of the City University of New York, is an associate professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In a newspaper career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Arena was a special writer and investigative reporter covering government and politics for Newsday and New York Newsday. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 1997 for Newsday's team coverage of the fatal, mid-air explosion of TWA Flight 800 and was previously nominated for a Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting for uncovering police wrongdoing in an unsolved, racially motivated murder in Ozone Park, Queens. Mr. Arena's reporting has been honored by the New York State Publishers Association, The Society of the Silurians and other organizations. As Director of Communications and Marketing, he oversees web-based media and communications tools for the University. He was instrumental in developing CUNY's journalism graduate school, has served on faculty, planning and curriculum committees and chairs the annual CUNY Journalism, Broadcast and New Media Conference and Career Fair, and the CUNY/CBS News TV Boot Camp. He received a B.A. in Political Science from City College in 1980 and has taught journalism at Hunter College.


Career Fair

 

Recruiters

  • AM New York - A daily, free morning newspaper published in New York City by the Tribune Company, which also publishes Newsday.
  • Amsterdam News - For nearly a century, this weekly newspaper has reported on controversial local issues with a distinct African American voice. Some of the best and brightest figures in African American history have written for the Amsterdam News, including: T. Thomas Fortune, W.E.B. Du Bois, Adam Clayton Powell, Roy Wilkins, and Malcolm X.
  • Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) - BCAT operates three cable television channels for community use, produces programs of interest to Brooklyn residents and operates a 24-hour bulletin board promoting services and events offered by more than 1,000 Brooklyn-based organizations.
  • Bertelsmann - The German media conglomerate's divisions include Random House, the world's largest book publisher; Gruner + Jahr, Europe's biggest magazine publisher, and SONY BMG Music Entertainment, the second largest music company worldwide.
  • BET News - BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of black culture globally. The primary BET cable network reaches more than 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
  • Bloomberg News - Since publishing its first news story in June 1990, New York-based Bloomberg News has established itself as one of the world's largest and most trusted information sources. Its wide array of communication services include television and radio programs in seven languages, financial book publishing, an award-winning magazine and print news carried by more than 400 magazine and newspaper subscribers.
  • CBS News - CBS 2 is the flagship station of the CBS Television Network, owned and operated by the Viacom Television Stations Group. In addition to CBS 2, VTSG owns and operates CBS television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Miami, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Green Bay, Detroit, Austin, Dallas and Pittsburgh.
  • City Limits - First published in 1976 as a newsletter for housing organizations, City Limits quickly evolved into an independent magazine with a reputation for hard-hitting reporting. City Limits is recognized for its authoritative investigations into the city housing, welfare and health care bureaucracies and the criminal justice system, as well as hard-hitting economic and environmental reporting.
  • Caribbean Life - Caribbean Life is the largest circulated weekly newspaper in New York City's African / Caribbean American community. It is part of the Courier-Life Publications group owned by News Corp.
  • Courier-Life Publications - This longtime Brooklyn newspaper chain is comprised of a dozen publications focusing on neighborhoods throughout the borough. It is owned by News Corp.
  • Crain's New York - With more than 30 titles, Crain Communications provides news and information to industry leaders and consumers. Its newspapers, magazines and electronic news site are considered authoritative, dependable sources of business news in their respective markets.
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism - The school opened its doors in August 2006. The rigorous three-semester Master of Arts program equips students to work in multi-media newsrooms and to report in specialty areas. Students learn by working in the media capital of the world, taught by veteran reporters and editors. At our new campus in midtown Manhattan, students have access to the latest computer technology, a wireless newsroom, and a digital television and radio broadcast center.
  • Dominican Times Magazine - This bilingual magazine, published six times a year, serves and speaks on behalf of the Latino community.
  • Education Update - Founded in 1995 by Dr. Pola Rosen, Education Update is an award-winning, monthly free newspaper reporting on issues, people and events in education from pre-school to graduate school. It has about 200,000 readers.
  • Emmis Communications - Emmis Communications owns and operates radio, television and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S., where it is the ninth-largest radio group in the U.S. based on listeners. New York City radio stations owned and operated by Emmis include WRKS-FM (98.7 KISS FM), WQHT-FM (HOT 97) and WQCD-FM (CD 101.9).
  • Hard Beat Communications - Hard Beat Communications, Inc. is a marketing, public relations and news agency serving the Black/Caribbean marketplace through its CaribPR newswire, the only public relations newswire of the Caribbean, and Caribbean World News Network.
  • Independent Press Association - Geared toward the ethnic press, the IPA works to support the independent press to foster a more just, open and democratic society. Through programs such as BigTop Newsstand Services, the Independent Press Development Fund, the George Washington Williams Fellowship, and IPA-New York, the IPA helps its 600-plus member magazines and newspapers to learn from each other, reduce costs and reach a wider audience.
  • Indypendent.org - The Indypendent calls itself "the only truly progressive and anti-war free newspaper in New York City," providing original reporting on local, national and international news, and commentary to about 50,000 print and online readers. Predominantly volunteer-run and funded by individual supporters, ad sales to progressive local enterprises and sales of posters and books, The Indypendent prides itself on providing a forum for social justice groups and "a true alternative to corporate press."
  • Insideschools.org - This is a group of public school parents, children's advocates, journalists and teachers committed to improving public education in New York City by providing a forum for sharing information. By helping parents navigate the bureaucracy, and by encouraging them to lobby for improvements in neighborhood schools, the group seeks to increase support for public education and to make the school system more accessible to parents and more accountable to students.
  • Legislative Gazette - The weekly newspaper covers New York State government and the bustling, influential political arena of Albany, the Empire State's capital.
  • Manhattan Neighborhood Network Youth Channel - Established in 2000, MNN Youth Channel aims to give people under age 25 training and experience in television production through free workshops, internships, in-house productions and studio tours. Currently, YC programs 17 hours of youth-produced content per week, broadcast on MNN's Channel 34, and invites applications for Youth Media Impacting Community, a quarterly internship program offering media training and community service experience through partnerships with local grassroots organizations.
  • Manhattan Times - Award-winning Manhattan Times is a bilingual community newspaper serving Manhattan's Washington Heights, Inwood and East Harlem neighborhoods. Distributed free on Fridays at local businesses, non-profits and residential buildings, it serves as a forum for community issues and maintains relationships with local civic organizations, community leaders, elected officials, schools, houses of worship and advertisers.
  • National Public Radio (NPR) - Internationally acclaimed for its news, talk and entertainment programming, privately supported, not-for-profit NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 800 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations including WNYC AM and FM, WNYE-FM, WFUV-FM and WBGO-FM in the New York metropolitan area.
  • NEWS 12 Networks - Cablevision's News 12 Networks delivers local news 24 hours a day to approximately 3.7 million cable homes in the New York tri-state area. Rainbow Media pioneered the concept of regional news with the launch of the first 24-hour local news network, News 12 Long Island, in 1986. Today, News 12 continues to break ground with six additional 24-hour operations serving Connecticut, New Jersey, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and the Bronx as well as News 12 Traffic and Weather.
  • New York Beacon - A weekly newspaper serving the African American community, published in New York City by the Smith Haj Group.
  • North Jersey Media Group - A Hackensack, N.J., based family-owned company whose holdings include The Record and Herald News, award-winning daily newspapers serving Bergen and Passaic counties and surrounding areas; community newspapers and local magazines.
  • NY1 - NY1 News, Time Warner's 24-hour news channel in New York City, has won wide acclaim for comprehensive coverage of the five boroughs, from its extensive coverage of the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II, to its unsurpassed coverage of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks and the aftermath. In 1996, NY1 expanded its reach with the launch of NY1.com, which in 2003 was named Best News Website in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region, by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
  • NYC TV - The flagship channel of the newly formed NYC media group, NYC TV 25 features content highlighting New York City lifestyles, culture and history. Airing on Channel 25, NYC TV reaches approximately 9 million households in the tri-state area.
  • PSC Clarion - PSC Clarion is the newspaper of the Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York. In the past, it has been called the best labor newspaper in its circulation class by the Metro New York Labor Communications Council (Metro), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
  • Queens Courier - This group of 11 publications serves all of Queens. The company also publishes the Spanish-language newspaper El Correo de Queens, Queens Business Today, Queensborough magazine (the official newspaper of the Queens Chamber of Commerce), HealthWise magazine, North Shore Towers Courier and a tourist magazine, Key to Queens.
  • Queens Gazette - This weekly Queens publication has been "dedicated to bringing our readers a vital, more locally-oriented view of the news" for 25 years.
  • Simon & Schuster - Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. It is the publishing operation of CBS Corp., one of the world's premier media companies.
  • Sirius Satellite Radio - Operating from its Rockefeller Center headquarters, Sirius broadcasts more than 130 digital-quality channels, including 69 channels of commercial-free music and exclusive channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. Sirius programming is delivered by three dedicated satellites, is available to subscribers from coast to coast in the U.S., and can be used in cars, trucks, RVs, homes, offices, stores, boats, even outdoors.
  • 1010 WINS - The metropolitan area's 24-hour radio news source first went on the air in 1924. WINS is easily identified by a distinctive teletype background sound effect and the slogan, "WINS -- Ten Ten New York, Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with All News All The Time."
  • The Associated Press - AP supplies a steady stream of news around the clock to its domestic members, international subscribers and commercial customers. It has the industry's most sophisticated digital photo network, a 24-hour continuously updated online news service, a state-of-the-art television news service and one of the largest radio networks in the United States. It also has a commercial digital photo archive, a photo library housing more than 10 million images and provides advertising management services. The AP has won 49 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the categories for which it can compete. It has 30 photo Pulitzers, the most of any news organization.
  • The Boston Globe - Founded in 1872 by six Boston businessmen who jointly invested $150,000, The Globe was a private company for a century, until it became a subsidiary and principal property of Affiliated Publications. Over 20 years, Affiliated's interests also included TV and radio stations, magazines, a daily and a weekly paper and cellular telephones, but The Globe remained one of the few major U.S. papers that was not part of a larger chain of newspaper holdings. History changed course for The Globe in 1993 when The Globe and Affiliated Publications merged with the New York Times Co. in the largest, single newspaper merger and acquisition in U.S. history, making The Globe a wholly owned subsidiary of The Times Co.
  • The Brooklyn Paper - The Brooklyn Paper covers 15 Brooklyn neighborhoods in five editions. GO Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Paper's arts and entertainment section, is included with the newspapers and online at brooklynpaper.com. The Brooklyn Paper is an independent, family-owned business established in 1978.
  • The New York Observer - The New York Observer is the salmon pink-paged weekly newspaper founded by Arthur L. Carter in 1987 and now published by Jared Kushner. It is published every Wednesday, and electronically refreshed daily at www.observer.com.
  • The New York Times - The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2006 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 30 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. The New York Times Co. has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes and citations.
  • The Star-Ledger (Newark) - The Newark, N.J.-based Star-Ledger is New Jersey's leading newspaper, exceeding other state papers in daily and Sunday circulation. In 2005, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the resignation of Gov. James McGreevey. The Star-Ledger is owned by Advance Publications, which also owns the Jersey Journal, of Jersey City, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance.
  • Time Inc. - With approximately 130 titles, Time Inc. is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S. and U.K., and the third-largest publisher in Mexico. Each month, one out of every two American adults reads a Time Inc. magazine, and more than one out of 10 who are online visit a Time Inc. web site. Every minute, more than 100 Time Inc. titles are sold in the U.S., and each issue of People magazine reaches more than 40 million adults.
  • Time Out New York - This weekly magazine, presenting authoritative listings, engaging features and critical reviews, is a comprehensive arts and entertainment resource in a city overflowing with cultural offerings and around-the-clock options.
  • Transit Transit News - A half-hour television show about employees of NYC Transit aired on PBS and Public Access cable television.
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. - TBS, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world, including the groundbreaking CNN network, and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. Based in Atlanta, Ga., and employing more than 9,000 people worldwide, TBS, Inc. is also home to networks including TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies and CourtTV.
  • Uptown Magazine - Upscale lifestyle magazine targeting affluent African Americans.
  • WABC-TV - The American Broadcasting Co.'s New York affiliate, known as ABC 7, began operating on Aug. 10, 1948 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998. Its programs include live local and national news, talk/variety and game shows, soap operas, entertainment, sports, movies, children's and public affairs.
  • WCBS 2 - WCBS-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.
  • WNBC 4 - Channel 4 signed on the air as WNBT on July 1, 1941. Notable achievements include intensive coverage of the blizzard of '96 and the centennial Olympic games. On March 8, 1996 WNBC unveiled the first-of-its-kind Skycam Network consisting of high-resolution, remote-controlled cameras perched at key points of interest across the tri-state area. The Skycam Network is used to highlight traffic situations; to check on Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports; to present live pictures of developing weather situations, and to capture breaking news stories.
  • WNJU Telemundo - Owned by NBC Universal, WNJU (Channel 47) is the flagship station of the Spanish-language Telemundo television network. It services the New York metropolitan area from studios in Fort Lee, N.J.
  • WNYC Radio - WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's premier public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as award-winning signature local programming. Together reaching more than 1 million listeners weekly, WNYC FM offers a broad range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting.
  • WOR Radio - Founded in 1922, WOR 710 HD is New York's oldest, privately-owned and continuously-operated radio station. WOR provides a well-rounded schedule of informational and lifestyle programming featuring personalities such as Joe Bartlett, Donna Hanover, Joan Hamburg, Dr. Joy Browne, Bill O'Reilly, Ellis Henican, Lynne White, Michael Savage, Dr. Ronald Hoffman, and Joey Reynolds.
  • WPIX-TV/CW 11 - New York's CW 11 (WPIX TV) is the flagship station of The CW Television Network, seen in over 10 million homes through over-the-air and satellite distribution. Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, CW 11 has won multiple Emmy awards including best newscast for both the CW 11 News at Ten and the CW 11 Morning News. The CW 11 News at Ten has also received several Edward R. Murrow Awards for Spot News Coverage and Best TV Newscast by the Radio & Television News Directors Association, and many New York State Broadcasters Awards for news specials and breaking news coverage.
  • XXL Magazine - Billed as "Hip Hop on a Higher Level," XXL Magazine is an urban lifestyle publication that covers all aspects of hip hop culture.

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